Senior Auditor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 22, 2023
Oct 10, 2023
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Senior AuditorThe George Mason University, Office of University Audit is looking for two enthusiastic and energetic persons for Senior Auditor job openings.In addition to a first class culture at Virginia's largest public university, this position offers:Potential for flexible telework and hybrid telework scheduling;Competitive salary; andOutstanding benefits including:Health & life insurance, industry leading retirement plans available including state VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan, accrued paid days off per year, paid holidays, paid winter break, paid sick leave, professional development, tuition reimbursement at GMU, and employee assistance programs.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Office of University Audit:Reporting functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Visitors and administratively to the university's president, the Office of University Audit provides independent, objective, risk-based assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the university's operations. It utilizes a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of university governance, risk management, and control processes related to:Achievement of the university's strategic objectives;Reliability and integrity of significant financial and operational information;Effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of operations and programs;Safeguarding of assets; andCompliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and contracts.About the Position:Under the overall supervision of the Associate University Auditor, this position provides strategic insight and operational execution to the ongoing delivery of a high quality, coordinated, risk-based internal audit program which provides university executives and Board members with assurance related to university governance, risk management, and control processes primarily related to Mason's research enterprise. In collaboration with other internal auditors, co-sourced auditors, or independently, this position leads, performs, supports, and delivers risk-based internal audit and other related assurance projects, primarily related to Mason's research enterprise, and, secondarily, related to other risk areas. This position, at times, will manage the performance of co-sourced auditors.Provide university executives and Board members with assurance through the design and performance of a program of high quality, coordinated, risk-based internal audits, other related assurance projects, and issue validation procedures which evaluate university governance, risk management, and control processes, primarily related to Mason's research enterprise. Among other things, this includes managing relationships with university and research-related executives, faculty, and staff; planning work, coordinating with university personnel, team members, and co-sourced resources, evaluating risks and controls, testing control effectiveness, documenting work, and communicating audit results through verbal communications and written audit reports.Monitor university business processes and activities, primarily related to Mason's research enterprise, to (i) evaluate risks in support of maintaining a current university-wide audit universe and audit risk assessment, and (ii) identify potential risk responses and audit activities.Identify potential university and audit department improvements; work projects to realize benefits.Manage audit costs (time and expense) effectively.Required Qualifications:Demonstrated ability to audit business processes, programs, and operations which often span organizational departments;Knowledge of relevant auditing and risk management standards and principles, such as the Institute of Internal Auditors' Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology);In-depth knowledge of 2 CFR Part 200 Uniform Guidance (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards), 45 CFR Part 46 Protection of Human Subjects, and other research-related laws, rules, and regulations; and experience with assessing their application in practice;Knowledge and demonstrated ability to audit large-scale IT business environments, user-developed applications and environments, information security, and related control frameworks;Demonstrated skills in the areas of communication, relationship-building, collaboration, and problem-solving. Strong ability to communicate and collaborate with operational management and auditors, including IT auditors. Demonstrated ability to lead small teams staffed with auditors and/or temporary, third-party resources;Highest levels of integrity, demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and professionalism with a results-oriented work style;Demonstrated analytical skills with ability to identify and assess risk and exposures across a wide variety of processes;Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset with a strong customer-centric mindset;Familiarity with Ellucian Banner systems;Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, or ability to obtain such certification;Bachelor's degree in combination with relevant experience or any combination of education and experience equivalent to an advanced degree in accounting, finance, business administration, information technology, data management and analytics, or a related field; andOngoing continuing professional education so as to demonstrate professional courtesy.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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